Keynote speakers have been announced for the HSI 2016
Three leading scientists in the field of hyperspectral imaging will be speaking at HSI 2016, each talking on subjects that highlight growth areas of interest and applications for hyperspectral technology.
The conference is opened by Martin Whitworth from Campden BRI (UK), an organisation deeply involved in research and support to the food industry. His talk is entitled “Mapping composition in food samples by NIR hyperspectral imaging” and follows, amongst others, more papers on food applications including; early detection of fungal infection in strawberry fruits, rapid detection and visualization of organic spelt flour adulteration and the differentiation of pathogenic bacteria.
In the second session attendees can hear how neurosurgeons are now using hyperspectral imaging in the fight against cancer, it assists in the identification of healthy brain tissue to avoid unnecessary injury during operations to remove tumours. Keynote speaker Dr Himar Fabelo from the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will be talking about the “The HELICoiD project: A comprehensive framework for real-time detection of human brain tumours using hyperspectral images”. He has notably been part of a team who have developed the use of hyperspectral images to benefit neurosurgeons.
Visiting from the Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology in the USA, is Professor Vodacek a specialist in remote sensing. He will be speaking on the HSI activities at their centre and giving insight into phenomenology, algorithms, modeling and simulation and applications for hyperspectral imaging.
The conference comprises 24 speakers over the two days and includes a Poster Session which will be a chance to meet early career scientists who are researching novel and exciting new techniques and unique applications. A new addition to the conference is an Industrial Session which includes commercial suppliers of hyperspectral technology who have the practical experience of applying the technology to the production line and for environmental and other innovative applications.
This conference is free-of-charge for attendees which is unusual for an international conference of this nature. It’s made possible by sponsors Headwall Photonics, LOT QuantumDesign, a company who represents Specim in the UK and Xmark Media who are the organisers of the larger Enlighten Conference (9 programmes, 70+ speakers) and PHOTONEX (100+ exhibitors).
Dr Jinchang Ren of the Hyperspectral Imaging Centre at University of Strathclyde and conference co-chair comments,
“This biennial conference is now a key feature in the academic diary for UK scientists and increasingly draws an international audience”, he adds “I’m excited about what I will learn and am thoroughly looking forward to extending the connections our centre has with specialists around the world.”
See the full conference programme – HERE
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